Going “Wild” at Wilderness at the Smokies

This spring, Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn., introduced a new addition to its Lake Wilderness Outdoor Waterpark that is sure to thrill the entire family. For me, The Wall waterslide resembles a roller coaster: It starts with the fun twists and turns common to most waterslides, before it drops riders (up to two […]

Surviving Spring Allergies

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. I’m not someone who suffers from severe spring allergies. I don’t swell up, suffer from irritated eyes or continuously live with a stuffy nose. In fact, I usually deny I even have allergies. But that would be untrue. For when spring rolls around, I start experiencing sinus […]

Hotel Spotlight: The Greystone Lodge on the River

My family loves going to Gatlinburg, Tenn. In roughly three hours, we can pull into town, ready to explore. Whether it’s the Ripley’s Aquarium, Ober Gatlinburg, a mini golf course, laser tag or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there’s plenty to keep our family on the go. And, just as Gatlinburg overflows with attractions, […]

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage – A Review

After a few days driving the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, I discovered there is a lot to love in this hatchback. From fuel efficiency and safety to great features and options, the Mirage proved itself as the ideal choice for first-time drivers and new families. Here’s a closer look at what makes the Mitsubishi Mirage worth […]

5 Tips for Installing Car Seats

As parents, we all want to do everything we can to keep our children safe. Therefore, researching car safety seats usually tops our priority list. However, once that seat is chosen, many parents fail to actually install it properly, resulting in poor protection for children. In fact, according to SeatCheck.org, while 96 percent of parents […]

6 Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

As the new year continues, many people are still working to incorporate healthier eating habits into their daily routines. Of course, one of the major steps in making that happen is having healthy food choices to choose from at home. But when it comes time to shop at the local grocery store, it may be […]

Fighting The Weight Loss Battle

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by MinuteClinic. Growing up, I was skinny. After puberty hit, I put on some weight, but remained slender. However, like many others, as the years went by, the weight began to accumulate. By the time I got married in 2001, I was 20 pounds heavier than my recommended weight. […]

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Decor

With the holidays upon us, it’s time to pull out your boxes of decorations and add a festive touch to your home. From the front door to the dining table, and everything in between, celebrate the season with touches of class and whimsy. Not sure how to spruce up your space? Then read on for […]

Help Passports with Purpose Feed Families and Win

For the second year in a row, I am honored to support and work with Passports with Purpose to help those in need around the globe. Started in 2008, Passports with Purpose is the annual travel bloggers’ fundraiser that brings travel bloggers from all over the world together to leverage their social media platforms and […]

Holiday Savings & Coupons Giveaway

Sponsored by Your Life After 25 It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time where we can all go shopping without guilt in the name of “holiday spirit.” The No. 1 thing about the holidays in most people’s mind is their family–even those family members that drive you crazy–you enjoy them that much […]